Elizabeth Eduardine Freiin Helm (von Puttkamer) (1848 - 1913)

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Birthplace: Sülzow, Pommerarie, Germany
Death: Died in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
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About Elizabeth Eduardine Freiin Helm (von Puttkamer)

She was a countess in her own right, in Pomerania, of the family of Puttkamer and whose cousin married Bismark, the great Chancellor who consolidated the German Empire.

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MRS. C. D. HELM, 1875

Neé Elizabeth Eduardine, daughter of Baron von Putt Kamer. Wife of the well-known missionary of Hope Fountain, the Rev. Charles D. Helm. Before coming to South Africa she lived in her father's castle in Germany. She left home and was governess for a time to Lord Plunket's family in Ireland. Mrs. Helm entertained Cecil Rhodes and many other distinguished people and was renowned for her kindness. She died in 1913 and was buried at Hope Fountain, near Bulawayo. Pages 86-91 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia", by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MISS ANNIE HELM, 1878

Annie Kate Winnefried Helm was born at Hope Fountain and buried there in 1952. She was the second daughter of the Rev. C. D. Helm and Mrs. Helm. She taught at Plumtree when the school was first started there. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

HEDWIG HELM, 1882 or 1883

Hedwig Louisa was the daughter of the Rev. C. D. and Mrs. Helm and twin sister of Erica Elise (Mrs. Hepburn). She only lived three weeks. She was born at Hope Fountain. Information, p. 89 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia" (Mrs. Boggie).

NORAH HELM, 1876

Norah Delphina was the third child born to the Rev. C. D. and Mrs. Helm. She lived only three weeks and was buried in the newly-made cemetery at Hope Fountain, which already contained the graves of Willie Thomson and Mrs. Grey Palmer. Information, p. 88 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia" (Mrs. Boggie).

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Baroness Elizabeth von Puttkamer's Timeline

1848
March 31, 1848
Germany
1874
1874
Age 25
1875
August 18, 1875
Age 27
Bechuanaland, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1876
1876
Age 27
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1878
1878
Age 29
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1881
April 19, 1881
Age 33
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1882
August 16, 1882
Age 34
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
August 16, 1882
Age 34
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1890
April 10, 1890
Age 42
South Africa